18/03/2017 Wyre Forest parkrun#82 The hashers take over….

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 82
18th March 2017

This week's Run Report has been written by Helen HIPKISS aka 'Hot Lips' of the Wyre Forest Hash House Harriers! Read and enjoy what is possibly the most bonkers Run Report ever!

"A lovely chilly but sunny morning for the WFH3 takeover. Probably a few St Patrick's Day hangovers but we were all up bright and early none the less. An abundance of bright & crazy leggings (even some gold ones!), tutus, hash t-shirts & hats and even a new WFH3 flag to mark the occasion! Brilliantly inspired - well done Plays With IT!

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Photo: The new flag!

Cross Dresser, today's run director, sounded the megaphone, read out all the announcements and gave today's instructions. He also plugged WFH3 to try & drum up some freshers into our fold - one man's ears pricked up when he heard we were a drinking club with a running problem...

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Photo: RD Graeme aka Cross Dresser

Clodhopper shouted the starting countdown and they were off, off up that hill. No flour or sawdust to follow but plenty of arrows and marshals instead. Many hashers were already in their marshalling positions but there were some photo opportunities for those of us with positions near or at the finish line.

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Photo: They couldn't resist using a bit of flour...

Wrong found a bench to sit on whilst Plays With IT erected another flag. I took my hashlings up the hill to wait in prime position at the 'final corner' of the track. How we love cheering and clapping the runners, telling them "almost there!" "Not far to go now!" and "a bit of downhill next!"

Now, the only rule of hashing is that there are no rules and this became very apparent when Compost was about to cause chaos by trying to direct the front running male straight up the path at M9. We also tried to coerce a non parkrunner to go & cross the finish line at about 10 past 9 - she would have really broken a record! Hehehehe.

And so, 171 runners ran past. We probably brought 170 hashing volunteers! The front runners (or FRBs as they're affectionately termed on a Thursday night), the dog runners, the cyclist (!), the birthday party, Rupert the Bear (it almost could be a Thursday night!), the runners, joggers and walkers, parkrunners young and old (just like hashing too) We like to think we were the best marshals. (I'm certain the rest of the marshals did a fantastic job too!)

Tail runner, Jacqui, was appropriately dressed for the occasion. She had a group of minders in her midst too but commented on what a privilege and pleasure it was to run with Max and Lindsay.

 

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An overwhelming WFH3 welcome committee back at the finish line with loud cheers and whooping and our trademark sweets handed out to everyone by DF - a nice little touch. Everyone was expertly managed in the funnel by Pond Life, timed by Darth Radar & Clodhopper, given tokens by Hash Quack and Game Bird, scanned by Cyclopath & Dr Whiplash before heading off to the On Inn for cake & coffee. Perfect start to the weekend

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On on parkrun The best ParkRun takeover ever? Where's the hashometer when you need it...?

 

Special occasions:

Nigel & Hazel FAIN's & Ernest JORDAN's 100th parkrun

Jenny NORTON's 50th birthday

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Photo: Hazel and Nigel FAIN

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parkrun Tourists: Tony from Liverpool Steve, Deb & William from Cambridge Lucas from Germany

....and Ernest from Australia (although we have only just discovered this!)

This week 171 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 30 were first timers and 36 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.

Well done to all our first timers:

Lucy COX, Lucy NEWTON, Sophie COOK, Amber COOK, Neil JENKINS, Lucy BEALES HARPER, Esme JENKINS, Sam BEALES HARPER, Fyonna MUCKLAN, Deborah MOSS, Andrew EVANS, Hugo STEELE, Martin COOK, Stephen SELWAY, Hannah EDIE-PABLA, Josh SIDNELL, Tom JENKINS, Jonathan BISSETT

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The event was made possible by 30 volunteers.

Adrian FORD • Andrea FORD • Caleb HIPKISS • Chris STAPLES • Dale DWYERS • David HUNTER • David STARKIE • Duncan STARKIE • Ellie ANDERSON • Emma TIPTON • Graeme ANDERSON • Heather MORGAN • Helen HIPKISS • Jacqui WINTER • Juliet WALL • Kathryn PURSLOW • Kimberley BILLS • Mark WALLACE • Martin PROUDLER • Maya HIPKISS • Michael MOCKETT • Mike PARKER • Neil SPAREY • Pete WALL • Philip SHELDON • Rachel ROBINSON • Rachel WARD • Richard SHELDON • Tony COLCLOUGH • Zoe DUQUETTE

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Photo: WFH3

 

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Wyre Forest parkrun Results Page".

Male placings:
Ashley ROSS (SM25-29) of Bromsgrove & Redditch AC, was first over the line in 18:19 - first appearance.
Jonathan BISSETT (SM25-29) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:56.
Richard FAIN (SM25-29) of Stone Master Marathoners, was third over the line in 19:39 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Female placings:
Emma PAINE (SW25-29) of Amazing Feet RC, was first (22nd overall) over the line in 23:30 - third time in 31 appearances.
Tina SMITH (VW55-59) of Forest Monsters, was second (25th overall) over the line in 23:44 - has been first to finish on 8 previous occasions.
Anna WEBER (JW15-17) of Kidderminster & Stourport AC, was third (26th overall) over the line in 23:47 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Tina SMITH (VW55-59) – 75.28% for the time 23:44 (25th overall).
Dave BENNETT (VM55-59) – 74.84% for the time 20:32 (7th overall).
Ashley ROSS (SM25-29) – 70.43% for the time 18:19 (first overall).

The female record is held by Bryony HAINES who recorded a time of 00:17:54 on 14th May 2016 (event number 38).
The male record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 00:16:03 on 31st December 2016 (event number 71).
The Age Grade course record is held by Bryony HAINES who recorded 83.61% (17:54) on 14th May 2016 (event number 38).

Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015. Since then 2,728 participants have completed 12,097 parkruns covering a total distance of 60,485 km, including 2,783 new Personal Bests.

Wyre Forest parkrun
Today's Run Director: Graeme
Links
Find us on Facebook
Official photos can be found here on Flickr
Join our club on Strava

Your Run Director Team:-
Andie (Event Director) - Jo - Vicky - Ade - Chris - Andy

Other Links:
Video - Wyre Forest parkrun in 5 minutes
Forestry Commission Wyre Forest website
Wyre Forest parkrun was set up by members of Cleobury Mortimer Running Club
In the Diary
22nd July - Wyre Forest parkrun #100!
26th August 2017 - 2nd anniversary parkrun
Parking at Wyre Forest Groovy ERS Barcodes
Did you know that a Wyre Forest Discovery Pass includes parking for two cars (one at a time!) for £30 per year as well as supporting the work of the Forestry Commission you can get also get discounts on other products and services. Why not have a chat with your fellow parkrunners or volunteers? Are you a frequent parkrunner, or does your barcode regularly fail to scan or you're having problems with your printer? You should consider getting some ERS Barcodes.
Make our scanners lives easier and be the envy of all of your parkrunner chums!
 

04/02/2016 Wyre Forest parkrun #76 Captain Graeme’s 50th parkrun

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 76
4th February 2017

This week's run report is brought to us by Helen HIPKISS and its a good one - read and enjoy!

Ahoy me hearrrties and shiver me timberrrs, it's only Captain Graeme's 50th parkrun!

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Photo: Steven Smith with our 50milestoner Graeme (right)

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Photo: The Wyre Forest Hash House Harriers and friends

Gatherrr round and listen up as we preparrre to set sail on this momentous jourrrney - the half century for this Jolly Rogerrr. Lots of ye all here, firrrst timers and old sea dogs, buccaneerrrs and landlubberrrs, all out on this misty February morrrning. All hands on deck, it's 9am, cutlasses at the ready, batten down the hatches, give a big heave ho and away we go!

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Lots of "aarrrs" on the way round (and some whooping from the wenches), loads of fun and laughterrr. Great to see some young pirates amongst the marrrshals cheering us all on and bringing up the rearrr. In true pirate style, we captured them all - all in the form of marrrshal selfies - aarrr!

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Photo: Marshal Gavin wonders what he signed up for today!

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Photo: Tailrunners Andie and India-Rose (who completed her first ever parkrun!)

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Photo: Emma and Ryan (joined by a parrot!) giving their usual fab support at the bottom on 'the hill'

Our booty was in the pram and, despite many pirates giving a helping hand, even we had to bewarrre the scallywag amongst us - he'll be walking the plank laterrr.

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Photo: Marshal Carl is 'attacked' by pirates!

The weather stayed dry and the mist clearrred to reveal sunshine and blue skies - perrrfect pirating weather. Everyone was in verrry good spirits and even the last uphill stint didn't seem too bad - all those yo-ho-ho's and aarrrs really helped!

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Land Ahoy mateys! We've got the old sea dog round. There be treasurrre in the visitorrr centre - X marrrks the spot, lets go get the grog...

Blow me down, therrre werrre:
199 runners
27 1st parkruns
2 over 200 parkruns!
35 1st timers at Wyre Forest
29 new PBs!

Aarrr!! ☠️

Thank you Helen!!

And thanks to the rest of our volunteers this week:

Adrian FORD • Andrea FORD • Andrew GARLICK • Carl PRICE • Carole EVANS • Duncan STARKIE • Emma MORGAN • Finlay BRITNELL • Gavin MILLICHIP • Helen HIPKISS • India-Rose FORD • Jo MATHEWS • Joanne WATSON • Kay REEVES • Kim HOOD • Lisa GARLICK • Martin BIGGS • Molly MATHEWS • Nigel GARDNER • Ryan MORGAN • Sam HAWKSWELL • Sara HARRIS • Stephen MOORE • Wendy BOOKER

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Photo: Run Director Jo

We also had another young pirate reach a milestone. Junior Harry BRIGHTON completed his 10th parkrun and can now claim his free t-shirt. Well done Harry!

Well done to Elaine SHERWIN who added Wyre Forest to her list of parkrun first finishes. Elaine is a Canicross European Champion and we were honoured to have her and her pointer Daphne run here on Saturday. The female CR was surpassed but noted as an 'assisted' run in this case. In fact there were some fabulous 'assisted' PBs this week so well done also to Alan SHERWIN and Tina SMITH and their 4 legged running buddies.

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Photo: The incredibly talented Elaine Sherwin and Daphne

A shout out to our first time parkrunners too:
Hayley STONE, Steven PARRY, Oliver STOKES, Kiki DOUGLAS, Louise GLADWIN, David WHARMBY, Will PRITCHARD, Jonathan SMITH, Yas BERROW, Charlie-Ann BAIRD, Emma HARRIS, Matthew GITTUS, Alex CHAMBERS, Craig STONE, Stella CARTER, Ian SALTER, Daren JACKSON, Millie, NEWNHAM, Karen THOMPSON, Louise PARDOE, Tracey ARNOLD, Jason WARD, Kayleigh TOWLER, Vicki MORETON, June BEES, India-Rose FORD.

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Next week we have another club takeover as local group tri-energy will be providing the volunteers for your run and showcasing their club to us.

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And we will be congratulating two lovely ladies on their 50th parkruns too.

See you all there!!

Male placings:
Paul LITTLE (VM40-44) of Droitwich AC, was first (second overall) over the line in 17:26 - second time in 3 appearances.
Alan SHERWIN (VM45-49) of Canicross Midlands, was second (third overall) over the line in 18:38.
Richard FAIN (SM25-29) of Stone Master Marathoners, was third (4th overall) over the line in 20:35 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Steven SMITH (Unattached) 1818 pts.
Graeme ANDERSON (Wyre Forest Hash House Harriers) 1716 pts.
Thomas PALMER (Kidderminster & Stourport AC) 1632 pts.

Female placings:
Elaine SHERWIN (VW45-49) of Canicross Midlands, was first (first overall) over the line in 16:55 - first appearance.
Tina SMITH (VW50-54) of Forest Monsters, was second (5th overall) over the line in 20:37 - has been first to finish on 8 previous occasions.
Libby HAWKSWELL (JW11-14) of Kidderminster & Stourport AC, was third (10th overall) over the line in 21:57 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Michelle DICKENSON-BENNETT (Unattached) 1775 pts.
Julie CARTER (Forest Monsters) 1660 pts.
Caitlin DICKENSON-BENNETT (Unattached) 1605 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Elaine SHERWIN (VW45-49) was graded 93.89% for the time 16:55 (first overall).
Tina SMITH (VW50-54) was graded 85.53% for the time 20:37 (5th overall).
Paul LITTLE (VM40-44) was graded 78.87% for the time 17:26 (second overall).

This week there were 199 runners, of whom 37 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different athletics clubs took part.

Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015, and since then 2,574 different runners, including participants from 212 athletics clubs, have completed 11,075 runs covering a total distance of 55,375 km, and there have been 2,576 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Bryony HAINES who ran in a time of 00:17:54 on 14th May 2016 (event number 38).
The male record is held by William RICHARDSON who ran in a time of 00:16:03 on 31st December 2016 (event number 71).
The Age Grade course record is held by Bryony HAINES who recorded a 83.61% run (17:54) on 14th May 2016 (event number 38).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Wyre Forest parkrun Results Page.

Wyre Forest parkrun
Today's Run Director: Jo
Links
Find us on Facebook
Official photos can be found here on Flickr
Join our club on Strava

Your Run Director Team:-
Andie (Event Director) - Jo - Vicky - Ade - Chris - Andy

Other Links:
Video - Wyre Forest parkrun in 5 minutes
Forestry Commission Wyre Forest website
Your core team are from Cleobury Mortimer Running Club
In the Diary
26th August 2017 - 2nd anniversary parkrun
11th February - tri-energy club takeover
4th March - Bridgnorth RC takeover
18th March - Wyre Forest HHH takeover
Parking at Wyre Forest Groovy ERS Barcodes
Did you know that a Wyre Forest Discovery Pass includes parking for two cars (one at a time!) for £30 per year as well as supporting the work of the Forestry Commission you can get also get discounts on other products and services. Why not have a chat with your fellow parkrunners or volunteers? Are you a frequent parkrunner, or does your barcode regularly fail to scan or you're having problems with your printer? You should consider getting some ERS Barcodes.
Make our scanners lives easier and be the envy of all of your parkrunner chums!
 

03/12/2016 Wyre Forest parkrun #67

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 67
3rd December 2016

Thank you to our 113 runners and 18 volunteers for your support this week. As we get nearer to Christmas the numbers might drop (post party hangover anyone?) but the effort certainly does not as 26 runners left with new PBs this week! Congratulations all of you.

Wyre Forest parkrun #67A huge thanks of course to our organisers and volunteers this week:

Andrea FORD • Andrew GARLICK • Carole EVANS • Chris SIMPSON • Duncan STARKIE • Finlay BRITNELL • Jo MATHEWS • Lisa BIGGS • Lisa GARLICK • Martin BIGGS • Michelle DICKENSON-BENNETT • Molly MATHEWS • Neil CRABBE • Nigel GARDNER • Sam DICKENSON-BENNETT • Sam HAWKSWELL • Steven SMITH • Vicky HONEYBOURNE

Particular thanks must go to one of this week's timekeepers, Nigel Gardener who celebrated his wedding anniversary by bringing his wife along! We hope you both enjoyed the start to your special day. Who says romance is dead eh??! Not at Wyre Forest parkrun it isn't!

We had just two first timers this week - Hylton Smith and Nathan Smith from local Cleobury Mortimer Running Club. The brothers both finished their beginners running course just last week so must be massively proud of running the whole 5k in 28:57!! well done to you both.

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Photo: Hylton and Nathan

Our visitors this week came from Leamington, Bristol and Gloucestershire among other places. We were thrilled to welcome you all and hope you enjoyed your run here.

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Photo: Wyre Forester Michael and visitor Jonathan

We are here as usual on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve so bring your party spirit with you. We are looking forward to seeing the Wyre Forest HHH in fancy dress again, feel free to join in everyone!

Male placings:
Christopher FOSTER (VM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 19:22 - first time in 8 appearances.
Dave BENNETT (VM50-54) of TRiKS, was second over the line in 19:50.
Mark WALLACE (VM40-44) of Wyre Forest Hash House Harriers, was third over the line in 20:35.

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Photo: Christopher and Dave

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Steven SMITH (Unattached) 1077 pts.
Mark WALLACE (Wyre Forest Hash House Harriers) 1071 pts.
Graeme ANDERSON (Wyre Forest Hash House Harriers) 1058 pts.

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Photo: Mark and Graeme

Female placings:
Anna WEBER (JW15-17) of Kidderminster & Stourport AC, was first (19th overall) over the line in 23:41 - 4th time in 30 appearances.
Tina SMITH (VW50-54) of Forest Monsters, was second (23rd overall) over the line in 24:04 - has been first to finish on 7 previous occasions.
Louise MASSEY (VW50-54) of Mynydd Du Mountain Runners, was third (24th overall) over the line in 24:12 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Michelle DICKENSON-BENNETT (Unattached) 1071 pts.
Caitlin DICKENSON-BENNETT (Unattached) 1032 pts.
Sandra PEDERSEN (Unattached) 977 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Dave BENNETT (VM50-54) was graded 76.81% for the time 19:50 (second overall).
Tina SMITH (VW50-54) was graded 73.27% for the time 24:04 (23rd overall).
Mike PARKER (VM55-59) was graded 71.03% for the time 21:38 (6th overall).

This week there were 118 runners, of whom 11 were first timers and 26 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different athletics clubs took part.

Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015, and since then 2,295 different runners, including participants from 199 athletics clubs, have completed 9,414 runs covering a total distance of 47,070 km, and there have been 2,300 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Bryony HAINES who ran in a time of 00:17:54 on 14th May 2016 (event number 38).
The male record is held by William RICHARDSON who ran in a time of 00:16:12 on 31st October 2015 (event number 10).
The Age Grade course record is held by Bryony HAINES who recorded a 83.61% run (17:54) on 14th May 2016 (event number 38).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Wyre Forest parkrun Results Page.

Wyre Forest parkrun
Today's Run Director: Andie Ford
Links
Find us on Facebook
Official photos can be found here on Flickr
Join our club on Strava

Your Run Director Team:-
Andie (Event Director) - Jo - Vicky - Ade - Chris - Andy

Other Links:
Video - Wyre Forest parkrun in 5 minutes
Forestry Commission Wyre Forest website
Cleobury Mortimer Running Club
In the Diary
24th December - Christmas Run
Parking at Wyre Forest Groovy ERS Barcodes
Did you know that a Wyre Forest Discovery Pass includes parking for two cars (one at a time!) for £30 per year as well as supporting the work of the Forestry Commission you can get also get discounts on other products and services. Why not have a chat with your fellow parkrunners or volunteers? Are you a frequent parkrunner, or does your barcode regularly fail to scan or you're having problems with your printer? You should consider getting some ERS Barcodes.
Make our scanners lives easier and be the envy of all of your parkrunner chums!
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